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Date: Friday, November 22

Tipoff: 3:01 p.m. ET

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)

Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ACCN Extra (Pete Yanity-pbp; Jim Davis-color)

• Clemson will face-off against Texas Southern for just the second time in program history on Friday.

• The Tigers are 1-0 against the other “Tigers” - having played the only game of the series on Nov. 19, 2015. Clemson won 76-56.

• Donte Grantham finished with 11 points and six rebounds in 36 minutes during the lone matchup.

• Clemson boasts four players who average double-figure scoring outputs

• The Tigers are 63-30 in the month of November under the direction of head coach Brad Brownell.


CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 1-0
Streak: Clemson won the only game of the series during the 2015-16 season, 76-56.



• Clemson is tied for its second-best start dating back to the 2010-11 season (head coach Brad Brownell’s first in Clemson) with a 4-1 mark through five games.

• The Tigers dropped its first game of the season on Nov. 19 in the Charleston Classic title game to Temple, 67-60. Clemson has reached the championship round in all three tournaments it has attended since 2008.

• Donte Grantham leads the team with 17.2 points per game, chipping in 6.4 rebounds per contest while shooting an ultra-impressive 70.2 percent from the field (33-for-47).

• Grantham was named to the Charleston Classic all-tournament team for his efforts over three games (18.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 65.6 percent shooting)

• Mark Donnal tied his season-high with nine points off the bench

• Marcquise Reed, after having a career-high of six rebounds, has now outdone that twice in each of the last two games. 

• Coach Brownell is just five wins shy of 300 for his career (295).


CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:19:47

Tigers lead 46-42 early in the second half. DeVoe leads the Tigers with 16 points. Thomas has 15 and Mitchell 10. Grantham has only 2 points, showing the inconsistency we've seen from him his whole career. He averaged nearly 20 per game over a 4-game win streak to start the season but scored just 13 in the Tigers' loss to Temple, going 6-11 from the field after averaging 75% in the previous 4 games.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:21:52

Eli dunk off the dish from Reed puts the Tigers up 8.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:22:39

DeVoe for 3! Tigers' biggest lead is now 13. DeVoe is 5-5 from 3. Career high 21 points.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:27:24

Grantham dunk on the assist by Reed! Tigers lead by 10 with under 12 mins to play. Grantham just picked up his 3rd foul and went to the bench.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:35:56

Trapp hits a 3, and Reed with a nice drive and layup and one! Tigers up by 14. They are also in the bonus, and Southern player fouled out with 12 points.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:45:47

Eli hits a pair of free throws to put Tigers up 17 with 5 mins left! Eli has a new career high 21 points.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:46:38

Mitchell has played only 22 mins today. Not sure if that's preventative or if he's hurt.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:48:27

Lead down to 11 now with 4 mins left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:55:05

Eli makes one out of two at the line. Tigers lead by 15 with 3:30 left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 15:57:15

Eli makes 2 more free throws to extend his career record to 24 points. He also has 15 boards today. It's the second time in a week that he's posted at least 17 and 15, and the last Tiger to do it before that was Trevor Booker 9 years ago!

Tigers lead by 14 with 3 mins left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 16:01:28

Eli dunk! Tigers up 12 with 1:30 left. 26 points now for Thomas.

CUTrevor 2017-11-24 16:12:18

The longest minute and a half is finally over! Tigers' 17-point lead dwindled to 7, but they improve to 5-1 on the season.


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CLEMSON, S.C. — Ultra-impressive performances from Elijah Thomas and Gabe DeVoe lifted Clemson University men’s basketball to its fifth win of the season over Texas Southern, 84-77, on Friday afternoon inside Littlejohn Coliseum.


Thomas posted career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (16) to notch his fourth career double-double and second of the season. Thomas finished 10-for-11 from the field and 6-for-8 from the foul line.


The last time a Clemson player had at least 26 points and 16 rebounds in the same game was on March 17, 1990 in an NCAA Tournament game at the Hartford Civic Center. Former Tiger Dale Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds in a 79-75 Clemson win over LaSalle.


DeVoe was red-hot shooting the ball and finished 8-for-9 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 from distance for a career-high 21 points.


The Tigers (5-1) shot a season-best 64.0 percent in the first half, but led the Tigers (0-6) by just four at the break. The lead changed hands five times with four tied scores in the opening period.


The middle part of the second half is where Clemson started making moves. With Texas Southern keeping a distance of eight to 10 points, the Tigers began to pull away at the 12:53 mark with a jumper in the paint by Donte Grantham.


From there, the Tigers would engineer an 18-7 run to open up its largest lead of the contest at 71-54 with just 5:16 left.


However, Texas Southern would get back-to-back threes from Demontrae Jefferson and would use those shots to try and work its way back into the game – they would cut the Tiger lead to six, but wouldn’t come any closer.


Both Shelton Mitchell and Grantham netted double-figures in the Tigers’ victory. The duo scored 10 points each.


The Tigers will return to the floor on Wednesday, Nov. 29 when it travels to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes in the 2017 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.


Notes: Clemson matches its best start to a regular season since the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign … Elijah Thomas set new career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (16) … Thomas also set a career high in field goals made (10), free throws made (6) … Gabe DeVoe set a new career-high in points (21), field goals made (8) and 3-pointers made (5) … both Thomas and DeVoe’s 20-point outings were the third and fourth of the season for Clemson … Clemson set a new season-best for field goal percentage in the first half (64.0) and for the game (61.2) … Clyde Trapp set a season-best in minutes (28) … Clemson moved to 2-0 all-time against Texas Southern … the Tigers are now 64-28 in the month of November under head coachBrad Brownell … coach Brownell is now just four wins shy of 300 for his career (296).